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Title: Appeal to Fear/ Scare Tactics


1
Appeal to Fear/ Scare Tactics
  • By Christina Scott and Josh Owen

2
Definition
  • The use of fear that is intended to promote the
    belief that the conclusion is a valid
    countermeasure, but the emotional association has
    no bearing on valid logical inference.

3
Examples
  • https//www.youtube.com/watch?vQ8caqMnrvXg
    Palin
  • This shows the fear of the situation portraying
    the possible threat. It encourages the public to
    vote otherwise and prevent this from happening.

4
  • Can you speak one minute without we land in Hell
    again? I am sick of Hell!
  • Proctor

5
Fallacy Tracking The Crucible
  • Act1
  • Speaker Proctor
  • Tells how Paris preaching is only about the
    devil.
  • Pg. 180
  • When Proctor is explaining how Paris only
    preaches about the devil, it creates fear and
    suspicion towards Paris.

6
  • You will confess yourself or I will take you out
    and whip you to your death, Tituba!
  • -Paris

7
Fallacy Tracking The Crucible
  • Act 1
  • Speaker Paris
  • Paris is threatening Tituba to confess.
  • Pg. 188
  • Tituba is convinced she must confess to
    witchcraft prevent herself from being beaten and
    killed.

8
  • My wife will never die for me! I will bring your
    guts into your mouth but that goodness will not
    die for me!
  • -Proctor

9
Fallacy Tracking The Crucible
  • Act 2
  • Speaker Proctor
  • Proctor threatens Mary to tell about the doll in
    court.
  • Pg. 205
  • He is using threats to make her tell the truth so
    Elizabeth isnt convicted.

10
  • Shell kill me for sayin that! Abbyll charge
    lechery on you, Mr. Proctor!
  • -Mary Warren

11
Fallacy Tracking The Crucible
  • Act 2
  • Speaker Mary
  • Mary is explaining that if she confesses in
    court, Abigail will kill her.
  • Pg. 205
  • Abigail has shown her power and Mary fears
    repercussion if she disobeys her.

12
  • she falls to the floor. Like a struck beast, he
    says, and screamed a scream that a bull would
    weep to hear. And he goes to save her, and, stuck
    two inches in the flesh of her belly, he drew a
    needle out.
  • -Cheever

13
Fallacy Tracking The Crucible
  • Act 2
  • Speaker Cheever
  • Explaining that Abigail was stabbed with a needle
    in the stomach.
  • Pg. 203
  • In explaining the needle incident, fear is
    created in the court. Many of the people may fear
    that the same thing may happen to them.

14
Bibliography
  • "Fallacy Appeal to Fear." Holocaust Educational
    Resource. Web. 15 Feb. 2012.
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